Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Workshops at the Studio May/June

Studio Workshops – May - July 2011 - Evenings
Julie Roberts is offering the opportunity to take part in workshops at her studio in Easton, Bristol. For booking or more information please contact Julie on 07890 443705, or email

Evening Classes

Monday 16th May        Get to Grips with your Sewing Machine   6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Inherited a machine? Recently got a new one? Not quite sure where to start? Bring your machine along and Julie will guide you through the different functions and teach you the basics of machine sewing, including threading the machine, winding the bobbin, sewing straight lines and making button holes. You will even go home with your very own cushion cover.

Thursday19th May      Print making  - press print              6.30 -9.30pm               £30
Learn the essentials of press printing; make your own print block and building the image up in layers. You will go home with a variety of prints and the ability to carry on at home. No experience necessary. Materials included in course fee.

Monday 6th June         Knockout Knickers        6.30 -9.30pm               £25
            Bring along your machine and try something different.  Use some of the fancier stitches on your machine and try stitching elastic. Come away with a fantastic pair of fancy pants, and the knowledge and skills to produce many more. Suitable for those who have a minimum of basic machine skills and those who want to try something different.

Thursday 9th June      Textile Jewellery    6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Ever wondered what to do with those scraps of fabrics or worn out clothes? Bring them along and turn them into stunning accessories. You will learn various textile techniques including fabric bonding, manipulation, and hand-stitch. The techniques can be applied to other fabrics to provide decorative elements to clothing as well. By the end of the day you will have lots of ideas and a selection of wonderful accessories to show off.

Monday 27th June       Sewing Surgery              6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Bring along your sewing problems and your machine and Julie will help you get on your way. Suitable for those who need a bit of help with their projects or alterations.

Thursday 30th June    Paper Making                      6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Learn the art of recycling paper to create wonderful new pieces. Create textured, plain, layered and scented papers. Include flowers, sparkly bits, threads, wire and create impressions in it. Use your papers to enjoy as they are, for cards, collage, textiles, or note paper. The session will equip you with the skills to carry on at home.

Weekend Workshops

Saturdays 14th & 21st May      Dressmaking          10am-4pm                   £60
Come and make your own clothes in this 2 part class. You will learn to cut, read and make a garment from a pattern of your choosing. Bring along your machine and get the best from it. A basic knowledge of sewing is required for this course. Julie will advise you about buying a pattern and fabric for these classes. Please only book if you can attend both sessions.

Saturday 28th May                  Felt making           10am-4pm                   £35
Explore the basics of felt making using a variety of wet felt techniques. You will make a selection of beautiful pieces to take home. No experience necessary. Most materials included in course fee.

Saturday 4th June                   Clutch Bag in a Day               10am-4pm                   £35
Build up your basic sewing skills in this day workshop. Learn to follow a basic pattern and construct and personalize a clutch bag. Use the basic pattern and shape and adapt the design to your taste. Please bring along your machine to the session.

Saturday 25th June                 Lino printing            10am-4pm                   £35
During this class we will explore the wonderful world of lino printing! We will look at building layers and colour work and you will design and print your own blocks. You will go home with a good knowledge of lino cutting and the skills to carry on at home.

NB. Some of the above workshops require you to bring some materials and sewing machine; a list will be sent with confirmation of your booking. If you do not have access to a machine but are interested in attending, please contact Julie anyway, as a limited amount of machines may be available for your use.

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